Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ATV Birthday Card

I made this card for my nephew Tyler who is turning 12 today. I stepped out of my box and made the base of the card with colored card stock - not white (shocking). It is a little more challenging to me to come up with male cards since I have 2 little princess'. I used my Gypsy to size and lay everything out (and I am loving the hide contour feature!!!) to make sure it worked. I know I need to work on my picture taking, the ATV is cut from shimmery paper to give it a metallic look. I inked the edges on the front of my card and the patterned layer. I also added a white layer inside to write on which I also inked the edges on.

I am entering this in 2 challenges this week:

Today's Wacky Wednesday challenge on More Than Favors is a Birthday Theme.

On Cricut Cardz Challenge today the theme is Anything Goes.

Card base: Stampin Up! Dusty Durango cardstock
Pattern Layer: Creative Memories Earthy Outdoor
Sign: Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip cardstock / Creative Memories Black number stickers
ATV: Camp Out Cricut Solutions Cartridge / Stampin Up! Basic Black cardstock / Recollections shimmery green cardstock
Stamp: My Pink Stamper Simply Sweet Occasions / Stampin Up! Basic Black ink pad
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Creative Genealogy 12x12 Sketch #41

I love Rowena's sketches and every week I look at them and think I would love to try my hand at one, so today as soon as the littlest one went down for her nap I headed to my craft island. This is my take on Rowena's sketch, I did not have any 4x6 pictures all the ones from Isabelle's Birthday party are all 6x4. I do have to say this was one of the easiest pages I have ever made thanks to following a sketch. I can not wait to try using some more of the wonderful sketches that Rowena has on her blog. Since my daughter picked a Dora theme for her birthday I used the same for my layout. The patterned paper and Dora stickers are from a pack that I got at Michael's, the letter stickers are from Creative Memories, the border punch is from Stampin Up! and the background paper is Textured Cardstock from DCWV Paper Stack from Michael's.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Scrappin - n - Chattin Blog Hop

You so need to check out the Scrappin - n - Chattin Blog Hop going on - they have some amazingly talented ladies (and some awesome blog candy). Start at Abby's blog and hop your way through - hopefully you will be inspired!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #9

This week Emma has a Back to School theme using the Paisley cartridge, well I do not have the Paisley cart nor do I have a child going to school this year. I decided to make a 12x12 scrapbook page for a friend who's oldest will be in second grade this year, her school colors are blue and yellow. I used the Doodlecharms cartridge to cut my school bus. I have to say this is a true challenge for me because when I scrapbook I have the pictures in front of me that I want to use and pick my items accordingly. I did have fun using some of my new tools - I used my pink ATG, Martha abc/123 border punch (both from Michael's) and a school days clear stamp set (from Big Lots). The Yellow star paper is from DCWV "All about Boys" paper stack, the blue is from Bazzill and the ink I used is Night of Navy from SU! I think my bus could use a little bling!!
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